If you had a birth certificate that said you were a U.S. Citizen, meaning you made a false claim to U.S. Citizenship, then you are permanently barred from ever getting U.S. Lawful Permanent Residency.
A person who falsely represents or has falsely represented him- or herself to be USC to obtain benefit under INA, federal, or state law is removable. This section applies to representations made on or after Sept. 30, 1996. IIRIRA §344(c). Congress has provided an exception and a person will not be subject to deportation or removal if:
(1) parents were or are USCs; (2) the person permanently resided in the U.S. prior to 16; and (3) the person reasonably believed at the time of making such representations that he or she was a USC.
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